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States’ nursing home staffing shortages ranked best to worst

McKnight's (04/20/2022) – Nearly half of Minnesota’s long-term care facilities are dealing with staffing shortages — the most of any other state in the nation, according to a new analysis from Seniorly. Full story »

HHS Releases New Data and Report on Hospital and Nursing Home Ownership

CMS (04/20/2022) – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking actions to promote competition and transparency in our nation’s health care system that can improve the safety and quality of nursing homes and hospitals. Full story »

The Case for Immigration: Incentivizing U.S. Workers Won’t ‘Come Anywhere Close’ to Solving SNF Labor Crisis

Skilled Nursing News (04/19/2022) – The intersection of nursing home staffing and immigration has long been a conversation among operators before and during the pandemic, becoming even more pressing as industry leaders clamor to provide solutions to a historic workforce shortage. Full story »

As first state long-term care program gets revisions, others show interest

McKnight's (04/19/2022) – How state lawmakers in Washington handle the fate of their first-of-a-kind, public long-term care insurance program is being closely watched by leaders in other states. Full story »

CMS Works to Further Reduce Inappropriate Medication Use in Nursing Homes as Part of Biden Reforms

Skilled Nursing News (04/18/2022) – The Biden administration’s recent efforts to further reduce inappropriate medications in nursing homes has been a multi-year endeavor for industry leaders, but many in the space believe there is still a long way to go. Full story »

‘We have to go’: nursing home residents await evacuation in Donbas

The Guardian (04/18/2022) – In the sleepy village of Chasiv Yar in Ukrainian controlled-Donbas, about 30 elderly people are waiting to be evacuated to western Ukraine. Almost all of them have been ejected from their homes because of the war in the region, which has worsened since Russia’s full-scale invasion began in February. Full story »

BREAKING: Ownership changes go public in fresh CMS move

McKnight's (04/20/2022) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services early Wednesday announced it had added data highlighting nursing home ownership changes to its website in an effort to increase transparency. Full story »

Why Nursing Homes Still Have an Edge on Home Care Despite Consumer Preference

Skilled Nursing News (04/17/2022) – While the home has emerged as the care setting seniors most prefer over the course of pandemic, with some older adults exploring new ways towards that path, there continue to be significant barriers to that becoming a reality for many. Full story »